With as many diners who ordered takeout or delivery the last couple of years, there were even more people who focused on making meals at home for themselves and their families. Personally, I spent much of my free time researching recipes, grocery shopping, cooking and washing dishes. (So many dishes!) It reached a point where planning meals occasionally stressed me out, and I’d wonder whether cooking classes would help simplify the process or at least inspire me to do more in the kitchen.
I welcomed the opportunity to sit in on a special cooking class that’s a part of the Fierce Foods Academy (FFA) curriculum created by Orange-based nonprofit MaxLove Project. The project’s mission is to empower communities, families and youth fighting childhood cancers with whole-body nutrition and wellness in treatment, prevention and survivorship. As someone who lost multiple relatives to cancer, I believe one of the most attainable ways to preserve one’s health is by treating food as medicine.